Religion in the Marshall Islands

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Major religious groups in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. 51.5% are members of the United Church of Christ (formerly Congregational), 24.2% are members of the Assemblies of God, 8.4% are members of the Roman Catholic church, 8.3% are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons), [1] 2.2% are members of Bukot Nan Jesus (also known as Assembly of God Part Two), 1.0% are members of the Baptist church, 0.9% are members of the; Seventh-day Adventists church, 0.7% Full Gospel, 0.6% are members of the Baha'i Faith.[1] Persons without any religious affiliation account for a small percentage of the population.[1] The Jehovah's Witnesses were believed to have a few hundred practitioners, Jews fewer than 20, and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community fewer than 10. [1]

Foreign missionaries are present and operate freely.[1] Religious schools are operated by the Roman Catholic Church, United Church of Christ, Assemblies of God, Seventh-day Adventist Church, Bukot Non Jesus, and the Baptist Church.[1] The Constitution provides for freedom of religion, and the Government generally respects this right in practice.[1] In 2007, the US government received no reports of societal abuses or discrimination based on religious belief or practice.[1]

Religion % of Pop.
United Church of Christ 51.5
Assemblies of God 24.2
Roman Catholic Church 8.4
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 8.3
Bukot Nan Jesus 2.2
Baptist 1.0
Seventh-day Adventists 0.9
Full Gospel 0.7
Baha'i Faith 0.6
Jehovah's Witnesses 0.3
Jews < 0.1
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community < 0.1

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h International Religious Freedom Report 2009: Marshall Islands. United States Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (September 14, 2007). This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.